Insiders maker their final Eagles-Packers predictions
Bradley Fletcher suffered a pectoral injury during the Eagles’ win in Oakland last Sunday. (USA Today Images)
GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who suffered a pectoral injury during the Eagles’ win in Oakland last Sunday, is among the Eagles’ inactives for their game against the Packers Sunday.
Fletcher had been listed as questionable and said during the week he expected to play against the Packers.
The Eagles did not announce a starter opposite Cary Williams at cornerback.
They could start Brandon Boykin, who has played well in the slot, although defensive coordinator Billy Davis prefers to keep him inside.
The only other corners on the roster are Roc Carmichael, who joined the team two weeks into the season, and Curtis Marsh, a former third-round pick who rejoined the team last week.
It’s possible the Eagles could start Boykin and play him outside against two-receiver sets and then play Carmichael outside and move Boykin inside in nickel.
This will be the fourth time in the last five weeks Michael Vick hasn’t played.
He hasn’t gotten through a game since injuring his hamstring late in the second quarter of a game against the Giants in East Rutherford on Oct. 6.
He tried to play in the second Giants game on Oct. 27, but was unable to function and was replaced by rookie Matt Barkley.
Vick has now missed 15 games because of injury since becoming the Eagles’ full-time starting quarterback early in the 2010 season. He’s left early and been unable to return in four others.
Since replacing Kevin Kolb early in 2010, he’s started and finished 36 games and either missed or been unable to finish 19 games.
Nick Foles will start against the Packers Sunday. He’s 3-2 in his career on the road and 0-4 at home (see game notes).
Inactive for a third straight week with a hamstring injury is linebacker and special teamer Jake Knott.
Healthy inactives are running back Matthew Tucker, offensive tackles Matt Tobin and Dennis Kelly and wide receiver B.J. Cunningham.
The Packers’ inactives are quarterback Aaron Rodgers, along with cornerback James Nixon, linebacker Andy Mulumba, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod and defensive ends Josh Boyd and C.J. Wilson.